Earthquake-warning systems save lives by detecting the first signs of shaking.
The ability to forecast temblors would be a tectonic shift in seismology. But is it a pipe dream? A seismologist is conducting machine-learning experiments to find out
Thursday night's quake, near an undersea crust collision zone, was the strongest to hit Mexico in a century
Tras seguir por años los movimientos de las placas tectónicas en Costa Rica, científicos han encontrado una relación entre los llamados sismos de deslizamiento lento y la magnitud de un posterior terremoto
Thanks to their GPS systems, smartphones in an array could pick up movements indicating the onset of an earthquake and provide extra seconds of early warning. Cynthia Graber reports
Cell coverage can be spotty immediately following events like this week's earthquake, rendering many handsets useless for contacting family and friends. New technologies may provide a solution
Researchers say chemical changes in groundwater may someday be used to predict quakes four to six months in advance. Christopher Intagliata reports
Scientists are increasingly confident about the link between earthquakes and oil and gas production, yet regulators are slow to react
Building on light-cloaking work, physicists took a small step toward the goal of shielding cities from earthquakes by deflecting incoming energy. David Biello reports
An earthquake in Indonesia can mean future tremors in California. David Biello reports
Geophysicist Enzo Boschi slams the poor communication that could put him behind bars for six years
David Oglesby, a geophysicist at the University of California, Riverside, shakes out a response.
As Japan suffered the worst earthquake in the country's recorded history, tsunami waves fanned out across the Pacific Ocean at the speed of a jetliner
Congress is grappling with the benefits and risks of using Facebook, Twitter and other social media during emergencies
Shaking struck near Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed and thousands are feared dead
A team of geologists from the U.S., Mexico and China are using light detection and ranging (LiDAR) laser altimetry to study how an earthquake can change a landscape.
If so, California’s “natural” quakes may be less frequent than thought
Latest big tremor could be linked to major earthquake earlier this month
A $400,000 house is given a good shaking in the name of science
Why aftershocks may not really be aftershocks after all
By analyzing earthquakes when and where they strike, a computerized system could save lives
An earthquake that sustains high speeds on a straightaway may impart extra damage
The tragedy in Turkey may aid earthquake forecasting
Tsunami-spawning quake leaves geophysical changes
A lack of rumbling does not necessarily make an earthquake harmless. Some of the quiet types could presage devastating tsunamis or larger, ground-shaking shocks
A quake in Alaska sets off a series of rumbles in the U.S.
In the tragic aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, scientists and warning centers are now better equipped to forecast and model these monstrous waves
Christchurch copes with a tragedy it did not see coming